Rare footage shows 40 ton humpback whale leaping entirely out of the water

Many people dream about having the opportunity to get to see a whale leap entirely out of water and expose its magnificent body, but few people actually get to experience it in real life. Well, the lucky man who recorded the video below did, and fortunately, he decided to share the incredible footage with the world.

Craig Capehart and three other scuba divers were sailing along the coast of Pondoland, South Africa, hunting for sardines,  when they came across a sight that they will never forget. It was a rare clear, crisp, cold, winter day, but they weren’t expecting any action, which is why they were all totally blown away when they saw a massive humpback whale breaching several times.

That alone would be enough to fill anybody with excitement, but before disappearing back into the depths of the ocean, the whale gave them one last show as a souvenir. In a display of incredible power and grace, the whale jumped completely out of the water, leaving both Craig and their colleagues with their mouths wide open. Recalling that incredible moment, Craig said that what he saw that day was “a very rare event indeed.”

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